Lepakshi is a small quaint village with a trail of several great kingdoms that once ruled the area. Lepakshi was founded in 1535 AD by Maharaja Aliya Rama Raya of the Vijayanagara empire. Located in Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh and 120 km from Bangalore, this place is a trove of several fascinating archaeological sites, beautiful ancient temples and rich culture.
Lepakshi is also renowned for showcasing the Vijayanagara style of architecture in its temples holding a reflection of its past relics. Each structure narrating a story of its own, this enchanting village also derives its name from Sanskrit language meaning 'rise o bird' and has folklore attached to it. Apart from richly carved temples, the most striking feature of this village is a largest monolithic idol of Nandi in the entire subcontinent made of granite. Each aspect of the place oozes charm and has a rustic feel to it that can be clearly seen through its intriguing cultural heritage and touches of local tribe customs. A magnificent example of timeless art and architecture, the temples of Lepakshi celebrate the might of Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Veerabhadra.
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Rich in heritage and culture of India. Buildings date back to 18th century and reflect the Vijayanagara architectural style. Easy to reach and accommodations are easily available as well.
It doesn't have many monuments present there. It is small in size, and less lively as compared to other cities of Andhra Pradesh. Cannot be visited in summers.
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